Passed away surrounded by family December 17th. She will be deeply missed by her children Angela (Avery Flanagan) and David Norris. Will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Hannah and Landon Flanagan. Karen was a dear sister to Ann Pritchard (Ian), Beverly Messinger and Jeff Messinger (Gill). Karen leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Karen will be remembered by her former spouse William Norris.
As a mother, Karen provided the gift of strength to her two kids. For many years she was the sole provider and care giver to her children, and raised them with humour, grace, love, and a strong sense of right and wrong.
As a sibling, Karen was thoughtful and unendingly conscientious with her sisters and brother. Always available, and always offered support in the hard times, as well as making a point to celebrate their many successes in life, including their children, for whom she was a doting aunt, and great-aunt.
As a grandmother, Karen gave her heart and soul to her two grandchildren. Living in the same city made it so she was very much in their lives, creating memories, and sharing in their upbringing with her daughter and son-in-law.
A memorial service will be held at The Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road, Orleans, ON, on Saturday, December 21st, at 11am.
She was loved by us all, and will be dearly missed.